Mercury vs Sparks Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/23/23

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury

WNBA: Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:00 PM ET

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The Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Wednesday in a WNBA showdown at the Galen Center. 

Mercury Betting Preview

The Mercury have been nothing but a disappointment this season and they are coming off another loss in the last game. They sit with a 9-23 record overall and they were defeated 83-73 in the last game at the hands of the Indiana Fever. The offense has not been good enough all season and it’s what hurt them in the last game. The offense is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 83.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the defense is ranked 7th. Brittney Griner has been the top player for the Mercury averaging 17.9 points while shooting 57 percent from the field.

Sparks Betting Preview

The Sparks come into this game with a 13-18 record overall but they are coming off quite the win in the last game. The Sparks defense was elite giving up only 72 points to the Los Vegas Aces and that was enough for the six point victory. The Sparks were led by Layshia Claredon and she finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Sparks are averaging 79 points while their defense is giving up 81 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th while the pitching is ranked 4th. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.7 points while shooting 50.9 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Sparks have a ton of confidence heading into this game after being able to knock off the Aces in the last game, and they are going to be able to ride that momentum here. The Mercury’s offense has been an issue heading into this game, and they are going to really struggle to score here. The Sparks are going to have little issues with the defense here, and they are going to get the job done. Back the Sparks against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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